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"Korea", 05 Jul 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/36A/114-133

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) on debating the Korean crisis, the lack of information given to Parliament, Communist propaganda, British and Commonwealth support for the United States's intervention, Conservative support for the Government's position on the crisis, accusations of Conservative war-mongering, the protection of Western Europe by the nuclear deterrent, the increasing production of atom bombs by the Soviet Union, and the need for settlement with the Soviet Union before they build up an atomic stockpile, success against the Communists in Korea as a prelude to talks with the Soviet Union, risks of a drifting policy and of accepting defeat by the Communists.Typescript speaking notes laid out in "psalm" style to aid delivery. Annotated in blue ink by WSC.


  • Creation: 05 Jul 1950

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Copyright: WSC


19 folio(s)

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External Documents


Complete Speeches VIII pp 8034 - 9

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